Laura Mills


First whitebait shoals about

After a wet but warm winter, there are signs of an early spring -- and the first whitebait shoals in the rivers.

West Coast to host carbon-free day

In a New Zealand 'first', a carbon-free day -- no cars, no lighting the fire and no computers or cellphones -- is planned on...

$750,000 to dredge Greymouth port

The Government has agreed to a $750,000 grant from the provincial growth fund to allow the Grey District Council to bring in a dredge...

Where are the volunteers? Coastguard can’t crew its boat

Greymouth Coastguard is so badly undermanned it cannot launch a search and rescue in the event of a mishap, alarming the fishing industry.

Woman admits stealing gold from ex-husband

The jury trial of a Hokitika woman on charges of stealing more than $288,000 worth of gold from her ex-husband's claim took a surprise...

Victim did not know murder accused

The 41-year-old man found fatally stabbed in Greymouth early yesterday has been described as 'a hell of a nice guy'.

Teen in custody after stabbing death

A homicide inquiry has been launched in Greymouth after a 41-year-old man was found stabbed in the middle of Cowper Street in the early...

Miner walks away from Coast

Trans-Tasman Resources has walked away from a vast offshore prospecting licence off the West Coast. NZ Petroleum and Minerals confirmed the permit had expired yesterday...

Ghost train tricksters reveal all

Neville Roberts and Evan Grooby ensured their protest could be heard loud and clear on Sunday's Taramakau bridge opening with the help of an...

‘This is just the start’ – more protests planned

More protest action is planned following the opening of the Taramakau Bridge, as West Coast leaders plan how to build on the momentum.
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